3.5 out of 5 stars!
I would like to thank the New Adult Book Club Read It and Review It group and the author Rebecca Addison for sending me a copy of The Ohana Tree for review.
I feel quite conflicted about this one. For starters, I thought that the plotline was interesting and the descriptions of life in Hawaii were brilliant at capturing the portrayal throughout but I felt there was something missing that stopped me from completely enjoying it. At first, the story was difficult to get into, but by the 60% mark, I was hooked and able to read to the finish. The Ohana Tree is the first in a planned series and I am interested in reading the second book once it is released. The main character is Kai, a musician who had his mother leave him at a young age, a father who blamed him for the event and a brother who warms everyone’s hearts. He meets a girl Tessa and throughout the novel, he struggles with conflicting feelings of love and compassion but also a fear of doing the right thing.
This story is perfect if you like any stories set in Hawaii or ones about family and friends coming together as one.